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Readiness Leader - Buckinghamshire

Clinical Operations - Clinical Research General
Ref: 952 Date Posted: Friday 12 Jan 2018
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Our Client are a global, reputable CRO experiencing a period of vast organic growth through the acquisition of new contracts. To manage the growth, our client are looking to expand their highly experienced team with the addition of a dynamic Readiness leader to assist in the delivery of all operational aspects of client projects. This is a high exposure role with great long term global prospects and growth opportunities.

All assigned Readiness projects:
 Works closely with the Client Project Managers, TMF managers and Archiving Manager as appropriate to ensure that client needs are being met
 Planning, co-ordination, review and update of processes and associated documentation for all assigned project
 Ensuring projects are adequately resourced, work is allocated, tracked and QC’d
 Tracking of KPIs (run rates, forecasting and other metrics) for projects to ensure that all tasks are completed to agreed timelines, quality and within budget
 Provide regular updates/reports on work and progress to client, Client Project Manager and Head of TMF Readiness
 Review and approve project timesheet data for invoices
 Work with Business Development and Contracts to update contracts and work schedules as required
 Ensures that all Readiness projects are optimally and cost effectively resourced
 Responsible for ensuring compliance with client and company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Functional Support
 To take on a Subject Matter Expert (SME) role in an area of knowledge dependent upon departmental needs.
 Train, coach and mentor designated Readiness team members
 Provide input for continuous improvement to Readiness processes, including feedback from Project Lessons Learnt
 Contribute to functional objectives as required and take on the planning and/or delivery of associated projects
 Assisting in the writing and review of relevant Quality Processes and SOPs
 Representation and attendance as required at regular department meetings and client meetings
 

Line Management (as and when required)
 Line management responsibility for developing and expanding team in line with departmental business plan
 Responsible for authorizing and tracking absence (leave, sickness etc.) and conducting annual performance reviews
 Working in conjunction with Readiness on training and personal development plans for all team members (including ongoing training, review and assessment of Core Competencies and promotion)
 Keep staff motivated and the operations process flowing continuously
 Participation in departmental recruitment when required and co-ordination of new hire induction plans, staff training programs and records

The Ideal candidate will have Exposure to:

 Complete understanding of the clinical development process including knowledge of relevant and appropriate guidelines and regulations both nationally and internationally.
 Strong Clinical Trial Administration Skills
 Proven supervisory or line management experience
 Proven training, coaching and mentoring ability
 Strong interpersonal skills
 Ability to anticipate & manage client expectations
 Ability to communicate well in a presentation/meeting
 Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook skills
 Problem solving and decision making skills
 Proven organisational and communication skills
 Flexible, proactive, diligent and self-motivated approach to work

If you are interested in being an integral member of a growing, global team, we are looking to hear from you.